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Monday, 3 August 2009

Prairie Metropolis: Coming Soon

This will be on my shopping list when it comes out in September:

Prairie Metropolis: New Essays on Winnipeg Social History
Editor: Esyllt W. Jones, Gerald Friesen

At the turn of the twentieth century, Winnipeg was the fastest-growing city in North America. But its days as a diverse and culturally rich metropolis did not end when the boom collapsed. Prairie Metropolis brings together some of the best new graduate research on the history of Winnipeg and makes a groundbreaking contribution to the history of the city between 1900 and the 1980s. The essays in this collection explore the development of social institutions such as the city's police force, juvenile court, health care institutions, volunteer organizations, and cultural centres. They offer critical analyses on ethnic, gender, and class inequality and conflict, while placing Winnipeg's experiences in national and international contexts.

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